Development and External Affairs

Development and External Affairs

Staff List


Office of the Vice President

Brad Cheves, Vice President for Development and External Affairs
Heather Shaw, Assistant to the Vice President for Leadership Projects
Michele Andrews, Senior External Relations Specialist
Martha Mendez, Executive Assistant to the Vice President
Cchea Nugent, DEA Process Specialist
Bonnie Bazley, Campaign Process and Volunteer Specialist

Strategic Affairs
Robert Bucker, Assistant to the Vice President for Strategic Affairs
Michelle Baehl, Diversity Officer and Director for Development and External Affairs Staff Development
Rhett Swarb, Project Specialist for Strategic Affairs

Financial Planning and Analysis
Susan Morrison, Financial Officer
Nici Bremer, Assistant to the Financial Officer
Frank McNeny, Accounts Payable Liaison for DEA


Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Astria Smith, Senior Executive Director
Elizabeth Gallegos, Coordinator
Cheryl Williams, Department Senior Business Systems Analyst
Emily Bywaters, Assistant Director, Content Creator/Copywriter
Alex Stoops, Direct Marketing Consultant

Alumni Relations and Engagement
Mary Margaret Carrillo, Director for Alumni Engagement
Hannah Park Lee, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
Raquel Mena Orozco, Assistant Director, Volunteer Management
Lauren Searway, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
Sarah Amend, Senior Assistant Director, Signature Alumni Programs
Norma Munoz, Administrative Assistant

Leadership and Affinity Giving
Erin Jines, Director
Chris Murphy, Advancement Associate
Arlene Manthey, Leadership Gifts Officer
Andrew Sherwood, Leadership Gifts Officer
Angela Bardis, Leadership Gifts Officer

Leadership Giving Programs
Matthew Hunt, Director
Allie Beedle, Assistant Director, Class Giving and Engagement
Jeremy Wheatley, Assistant Director, Class Giving and Engagement
Liz Hernandez, Senior Assistant Director for Student and Young Alumni Engagement
Kirsty Johnson, Coordinator for Board Relations and Events
Elizabeth Kuhlmann, Senior Events Manager

Direct Marketing
Vacant, Director
Susan Watkins, Director for Direct Marketing
Megan Litke, Assistant Director (Direct Marketing Solicitations)
Vacant, Assistant Director of Direct Marketing
Vacant, Assistant Director for Digital Marketing


Development Services

Kushal Dasgupta, Senior Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer for Development and External Affairs
Brennan Hadden, Senior Development Systems Consultant
Rene Reid, Manager of Customer Engagement

Development Management Systems
Charles Gunderson, Director
Joseph Good, Team Lead Applications Development
Chris Schwartz, Senior Developer
Willem Vandenberg, Senior Developer
Ashley Tomberlin, Associate Developer
David Gianadda, Department Report Specialist
Scott Ruff, Department Business Systems Senior Analyst
Vacant, Department Report Associate

Prospect Development
Sarah Daly, Director
Alexus Selio, interim Assistant Director for Prospect Management
Vacant, Prospect Management Analyst
Rachelle Ficke, Assistant Director of Development Research
Janey Rodriguez, Researcher for Special Projects
Alexus Selio, Advancement Researcher
Sara Rankin, Advancement Researcher
Vacant, Advancement Researcher

Records and Gift Administration
Chase Robinson, Director
Vacant, Business Systems Analyst

Gift Administration
Vacant, Associate Director of Gift Processing
Jared Calkins, Assistant Director of Financial Controls
Cindy Smith, Senior Gift Specialist
Maria Cheesar, Gift Specialist
Britt Guild, Gift Specialist
Jenna Burke, Gift Specialist

Constituent Records
Diane Kucera, Associate Director
Janet Asberry, Data Integration Specialist
Alex Estrada, Senior Records Specialist
Roberta Martin, Senior Records Specialist
Vacant, Records Specialist
Vacant, Records Specialist
Dianna Zaragoza, Records Specialist


Principal and Major Gifts

Blake Davis, Assistant Vice President
Kelly Benefield, Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for Principal and Major Gifts
Ann Fielder, Philanthropic Advisor

Corporate and Foundation Relations
Rob Strauss, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Paige Doyle, Grant Writer
Darren Rich, Director of Development for SMU DataArts
Timothy Angell, Director for Corporate Engagement

Gift Planning
Tim Aronson, Executive Director
Renee Bowen, Coordinator
Morgan Richards, Director of Gift Planning

Major Gifts
Vacant, Director
Justin Rourk, Major Gifts Officer
Eric Robinson, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Major Gifts Officer
Gina Bratcher, Coordinator


Program Services and Donor Relations

Dana Ayres, Senior Executive Director

Program Services and Tate Lecture Series
Erin Sutton, Associate Director of Program Services
Carla Scott Jones, Assistant Director for Special Projects
Briana Frazier, Event Assistant
Kate Boyd, Assistant Director, Communications
Jeff Lockhart, Associate Director of Program Services
Alex Leever, Event Coordinator
Rose Donahue, Event Assistant
Kelsey Lang, Coordinator for Ticketing, Boards and Sponsorships
John Saltzgiver, Coordinator

Donor Relations and Stewardship
Rachel Kimball, Director
Carey Garrett, Assistant Director for Donor Relations, Stewardship
Vacant, Stewardship Communications Manager
Ashley Park, Assistant Director of Donor Relations, Endowment Manager
Tessa Schreiner, Assistant Director of Donor Relations, Scholarship Stewardship
Jill Rogers,  Assistant Director for Donor Relations Naming Opportunities
Carrie Marquis,  Donor Relations Assistant
Jordan HardinFund Stewardship Coordinator


Marketing and Communications

Regina Moldovan, Assistant Vice President
Karen Hart, Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Creative Marketing
Emily Hughes Armour, Executive Director
Vicki Olvera, Creative Director
John May, Senior Designer, Campaign Communications
Logan Edwards, Senior Designer
Deborah Clanton, Production Designer
Alexis Olajay, Production Designer
Patricia Ward, Lead Writer/Editor
Jessica Good, Copy Editor
Bindu Varghese, Lead Writer for Admissions and Academics
Cherri Gann, Admissions Writer
Andrea Luttrell, Lead Writer for Campaign Communications and Development
Amanda Upton, Writer for Campaign Communications and Development
Laura Graham, Director, Photo and Video
Hillsman Jackson, Senior Photographer
Myles Taylor, Senior Videographer
Allison Slomowitz, Production Photographer

Media and Community Relations
Kim Cobb, Executive Director
Vacant, Associate Director, Community Engagement
Nancy George, Associate Director for Media Relations
Monifa Thomas-Nguyen, Media Relations Manager, Science and Technology
Stephen Fasoro, Media Relations Manager 
Bob Ehlert, Commentary Editor

Planning and Campaign Marketing
Neil Robinson, Executive Director
Paul von Wupperfeld, Director of Planning Operations
Lisa Barnes, Director, Project Management
Katy Scott, Director, Project Management
Vacant, Project Manager
Vacant, Production/Project Manager


Strategic Communications
Dianne Anderson, Director for Strategic Communications
Greg Ramirez, Director for University Communications

Social Media
Alex Cerda, Director
Jesse Hopkins, Analytics Manager
Samantha Navarro, Social Media Manager
Kaytlin Nowell, Social Media Manager

Digital Marketing
Vacant, Director
Gary O'Berg, Digital Marketing Associate
Nathan Briguglio, Front End Web Designer
Cresencio Cantu, Associate Director for Digital Marketing
Bill Robinson, Web Developer


School and Project Development

Paula Voyles, Assistant Vice President
Katherine Lee, Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for School and Project Development
Brandon Starr, Director of Development for University Programs
Laurie Ann Ross, Director of Development for General University
Carolina Sweeney, Advancement Associate

Athletics Development
Matthew Peters, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development
Rachel Ryan, Administrative Assistant
Bob Sharp, Director of Major Gifts
Danika Rortvedt, Director of Development Operations and Stewardship
Bintu Njie, Operations Coordinator for Athletics Development
Darrick Roberson, Athletics Development Coordinator
Joshua Whittenburg, Assistant Athletics Director for Development
Lauren Middleton, Associate Director of Athletics Development
Vacant, Assistant Director of Athletics Giving

School Development

Cox School of Business
Ashley Pitts, Director of Development
Jessica Martinez, Advancement Associate

Dedman College
Clayton Ellis, Director of Development
Ryan Garrett, Advancement Associate

Dedman School of Law
Anne Beard, Director of Development
Marylee Jeske, Advancement Associate

Lyle School of Engineering
Maya Jhangiani, Director of Development
Cathy Geist, Advancement Associate

Meadows School of the Arts
Vacant, Director of Development
Jennifer Shoemaker, Advancement Associate

Perkins School of Theology
John Martin, Director of Development
Lee Henry, Advancement Associate

Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Laura Madden, Director of Development
Ambriehl Higgins, Advancement Associate


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